License No: 237321

Quick Facts

  • Duration:11 Days
  • Trek Style:Trekking
  • Group Size:6++
  • Location:Annapurna Region
  • Trek Starting Point:Mardi pool
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation:camping tent, home stay
  • Max-Altitude:3700 m
  • Transportation:Tourist Bus
  • Trek Ending Point:Saitigatta
  • Departure from:kathmandu

Machhapuchhre Model trek

Machhapuchhre is Nepali word of “fishtail”. Machhapuchhre model trek or fishtail model trek is a recently explored new trekking route trail of Nepal, in Annapurna Conservation area specifically designed for trekkers who are looking for a less congested, unspoiled trek far from the growing road network. Machhapuchhre model trek route has been opened in the Kaski district, near Pokhara. The blending of rich cultural heritage of diverse ethnic groups like Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Damai, Kami, Sarki, Chhetri, Newar, and Brahmins etc with the eye catching views of snowcapped mountains like Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Himalayan ranges from the close proximity of this new trekking route.

Major Attraction: The new trekking route trail spans a variety of different terrains – beautifully carved terrace farming, beautiful villages, culture of ethnic dwellers, amazing waterfalls and caves, mountainscapes and lush vegetation including vibrant blossoming national flower rhododendron forests. Experience the majestic view of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiun Chuli and other mountains.

Trekkers have the option to extend the trek up to Mardi Himal Base Camp enjoying the great views of the snow-capped Himalayan range including the popular Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchare, natural hot water springs, mixed indigenous lifestyles, rhododendron forest, ancient caves, waterfalls, various species of flora and fauna and the amazing viewpoints.

Machhapuchhre Model Trek can be done either by staying in the camping tents in indigenous houses in the villages of Lachok, Ghachok, Machhapuchare, Ribhan, Lwang Ghalel, Sardikhola and Dhital. The Machhapuchhre Model homestay has been fruitful for more than 16,000 local villagers. TAAN is working hard to minimize the environmental impacts and to maximize the economic impacts of trekking.

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport. Our Staff member meets you and transfers you to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
To start our trekking, we wake up early in the morning, take our breakfast in hotel and drive to Pokhara
in a tourist coach. We take our lunch for the day on the way at Palpa Resort. Upon arrival at Pokhara
transfer to the hotel. In the evening, we do some leisure activities around Phewa Lake and do final
preparation for the trekking.
Overnight at Hotel.
Alternative: You can also take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The duration of the flight is
about 30 Minutes. One way flight costs around 125 USD per Person. We can make a reservation for you.
Please let us know.

Early morning wake up and breakfast in the hotel. After that, we drive to madi pool (2.5 hours) to start our trekking. Upon arrival in rabhan village, we rest for a while and commence our trek.

Overnight at teahouse lodge.

Day 6: Chichimle Kharka – Khumai Danda (3245m) 5 hrs
  • Day 7: Khumai Danda – Korchon (3650m) 4 hrs


  • Day 8: Rest/Exploration Day at Korchon


  • Day 9: Korchon – Takru (1450m) 7 hrs


  • Day 10: Takru – Saitighatta 2 hrs then Drive Back to Pokhara, 6 hrsDay


After breakfast, we end our beautiful trek and drive back to Kathmandu in a tourist coach. We arrive at
Kathmandu in the evening, where we have some time for leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.
Alternative: You can also take a domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The duration of the flight is
about 30 Minutes. One way flight costs around 125 USD per Person. We can make a reservation for you.
Please let us know.
After breakfast a staff member will pick you up from the hotel and transfers you to the airport for the final departure. We wish you a pleasant and safe flight back home and hope to see you soon again.


What’s Included:

  • Airport Pick-up and drop Service
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing basis) with breakfast
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu valley with an experienced tour guide
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara (twin sharing basis) with breakfast
  • Sightseeing charges and Entry fees
  • Accommodation during the trek (teahouse / guesthouse / homestay)
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Transportation (tourist coach / local bus / private vehicle)
  • Experienced licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • Local government Entry Permit of Rs. 2000 (started in 2018)
  • Insurance of the Guide and Porter
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Trekking Permit Card
  • Medical kits carried by the guide
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and all Government Taxes


Optional Add-Ons:
  • Porter (cost: 20 USD per day, carries 15 – 20 kg load. Porter’s accommodation, transport and meal is paid by the company)
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (in case if you don‘t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)


  • Travel and rescue insurance (Essential: Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ m)
  • International airfare and Visa costs (you can get a Visa upon arrival at the Airport)
  • Domestic Flight
  • Personal interest items or gears
  • Tips to guide / driver / porter
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Beverage and Drink Items / Other Extra facilities like hot shower during trek
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in “What’s Included” section
Machhapuchhre Model trekking elevation map 2021
Machhapuchhre Model trekking elevation map
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